While the original reasons for the cancellation of Allison Road were at best unclear (something about the complexity of development and publishing) we now have clear reasons for the return of development.
Chris Kesler the creator took a break and then decided to return to look at all the previous work done on the game. He says he did some updates and worked a little more on it and then it “came back to life” in his own words.
For now he is working without a full team. So it will likely be a slow process for now, but I for one am excited that it is back in development because it was showing potential since day one. Only time will tell if it truly will be finished and released.